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Pictured: Geno Walker
TimeLine Theatre Company has announced the cast and design team for the world premiere of TO CATCH A FISH by Brett Neveu, directed by Ron OJ Parson.
The cast features Linda Bright Clay (Brenda Cameron), AnJi White (Regina “G” Whitnall), Jay Worthington (Ike Jeno), Tiffany Addison (Rochelle Walker), Al’Jaleel McGhee (Dontre Cameron), Geno Walker (Terry Kilbourn), and Stephen Walker (Dex Farwell).
The production team includes Regina García (Scenic Designer), Christine Pascual (Costume Designer), Mike Durst (Lighting Designer), David Kelepha Samba (Sound Designer), Vivian Knouse (Properties Designer), Matt Hawkins (Fight Director/Intimacy Choreographer), Kristiana Rae Colón (Assistant Director), Gabriella Welsh (Production Assistant), Dina Spoerl (Lobby Designer), Regina Victor (Co-Dramaturg), Tanya Palmer (Co-Dramaturg), and Amalie Vega (Stage Manager).
From the press: “This world premiere play was developed through TimeLine’s Playwrights Collective, launched in 2013 to support Chicago-based playwrights in residence and create new work centered on TimeLine’s mission of presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today’s social and political issues. TO CATCH A FISH—the first play developed through the Collective to receive a full production—is inspired by headlines in Milwaukee and around the country about the conflict between intention versus implementation in law enforcement, and how often one may in fact run counter to the other.”
“I get interviewed a lot and they ask, ‘what excites you about theatre right now?’” said director Ron OJ Parson. “And it’s doing new work, especially plays that are inspired by real events. In the climate we are living in today, we need to tell these stories to give people an idea that this stuff really happens—and people need to know about it. Theatre is active. And we are activists when we do it.”
TO CATCH A FISH runs April 25th – July 1st at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. For tickets and information, visit timelinetheatre.com.